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MIXING GAS AND OIL

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by , Posted to on 04/30/2008 2:25 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/22/2008
Location: ND
Can anyone out there help on a ? i have on 115 merc its on a lund tyee,and it still has the auto blend should i unhook the auto blend,and just put my oil in with the gas and get it over with any thoughts would be nice thanks.
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by on 04/30/2008 3:57 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/06/2008
Location: ND
Are you worried that the Auto Blend isn't working? They do have a warning buzzer on them when they're either low on oil or low oil pressure. Failure rate for the Mercury Auto Blend is very small since they have no moving parts except for that little bladder inside helping push oil. It uses vacuum from the engine to pull oil. I have one in my boat for my kicker since I got tired of mixing the gas/oil and also tired of having a seperate tank for my kicker. I bought it used and as long as I see a little smoke coming from the kicker, I know it's working.


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by on 05/01/2008 01:58 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/22/2008
Location: ND
I just heard that they will all of a sudden go out without a notice i hate to ruin a motor because of that so it sounds like you know what you are talking about so i guess i will stick with what i have i will keep watching to see if there is smoke coming out also thanks.
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by on 05/01/2008 02:04 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/22/2008
Location: ND
So do i have anything to worry about???
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by on 05/01/2008 06:14 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/09/2002
Location: ND
Certainly no more to worry about than any other part of the motor. Probably even much less as far as that goes.

Up until just a few weeks ago I ownded a 1988 Mariner (75 hp) with the automatic oil injection. Probably something very similar to yours. Worked quite well, only thing that would annoy me with it is at about a quarter tank of oil, the warning buzzer would go off if I was bouncing across large swells.

Those systems are great and they do have warning buzzers for those who fail to refill the tanks. And some have other sensors for warning the driver if the motor is actually not getting the oil.

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by on 05/01/2008 06:41 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
The oil injected Evinrude/Johnson's had some trouble early on, ?VRO? system I think. The oil injected Merc's have pretty good saftey warnings for both low oil and overheating. If you just shut them down when the buzzer goes off and diagnose the trouble you shouldn't do any damage. Most of the time the buzzer goes off for low oil in the resevoir. Other common reasons for the buzzer is that your water pump/impeller is bad and you're motor is overheating due to not enough cooling water, or your intakes are plugged and you're not getting enough cooling water again causing overheating.

I wish all boats came standard with a water pressure guage as it's a quick diagnosis regarding the presense or absence of cooling water.

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by on 05/01/2008 08:42 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Thanks to you all i just got the boat i never had it out yet its a lund cherokee i guess so i will just kind keep watching the oil level and hopefully my boat has the buzzer my luck it dont have one but thanks to you all i was worried about haveing something like that it was to nice of a boat to pass up for something like the auto blend.
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by on 05/01/2008 10:02 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/08/2007
Location: ND
Usually my motor will just stall out with the lack of oil in the motor, or you will get a strong gas smell from the motor. Its not gonna go siezing up on you or anything all of a sudden. it will take a couple tankfuls of gas to wash away the lube that is already in your engine. Ive forgotton to mix my gas several times while out boating and it didn't do any lasting damage to the motor. If your real worried, just dump about an ounce of oil into your gas tank every couple of tanks. That should keep some lube in the system if your autoblend isn't working.
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by on 05/01/2008 10:30 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/22/2008
Location: ND
Ok thanks for all the help guys,i was going to resell it but its to good of boat to let go so i will just keep it now thanks again to all.
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by on 05/01/2008 3:46 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/06/2008
Location: ND
Do you have the internal or external Auto-Blend?


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by on 05/01/2008 4:36 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/22/2008
Location: ND
The place where you put the oil in is by the battery in the back,any info on this, forgot to say that in the post before.
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by on 05/01/2008 5:57 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/06/2008
Location: ND
You have the external Auto-Blend like I do. Again, I haven't heard of any problems with this unit as I did a lot of research before installing mine. I also don't want to burn up a good engine but I'm fairly confident that this unit works and is reliable. If you have to add oil, it's working (or leaking).


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by on 05/01/2008 6:51 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/22/2008
Location: ND
I just got the boat and i had not started it yet but the guy did before i bought but all i have to do is add a little oil and get a new cap for it and it should be ready to go i hope thanks for your help.the guy i got it from had it since new and no problems with it at all but the time i get it there will be lol i hope it works for me thanks.
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by on 05/02/2008 03:48 AM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/18/2007
Location: ND
dont mix gas with oil. Your house will explode. U sob. me thinks im drunk
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